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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.41
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.33

Reviews for Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Reviews - What employees say

4.41 Employees say
2.33 Applicants say
  • 02.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Johnson & Johnson lives and operates by a Credo that serves as a compass for all that they do.

Support from management

What is said in formal communications and what is implemented are sometimes disconnected. Generally my direct manager is supportive, but the higher up you go, the separation from the field leads to less consistent support.

Teamwork

My district was known for being especially cohesive, supportive, and cooperative. Generally across the company, I find a lot of cooperation as well.

Freedom to work independently

The freedom to work independently is high... until the products are not doing as well. Then the shift becomes sell consultative/specialty oriented and more primary-care like.

Internal Communication

For the field-based employees, there are a lot of internal-focused emails that are not relevant to our daily business. Items designed for the field are almost always helpful.

Gender Equality

Absolutely!

Attitude towards older colleagues

In field sales, the focus was strongly on youth, but over time the older workforce is recognized for the value it brings.

Career Development

Much better for home office personnel. Field-based employees are limited because of their geography.

Overall compensation for your work

Salary is great. When the lead product is not doing well, the bonus structure ("incentive compensation") becomes a moving target with payout for one area being dependent on another. If you don't do well with one, you cannot qualify another. On the other hand, the benefits (401k, pension, insurance, etc) are fantastic.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment varies depending on the performance of the lead product. When the product is doing well, there is much applause. When it is not doing well, the environment gets particularly shaky (mostly for the non-senior home-office folks).

Environmental Friendliness

My only points of reference are the encouragement of digital documentation (versus paper) and the exclusive use of hybrid vehicles for company cars.

Work-Life Balance

When our products are doing well, there is more authentic attention to work-life balance. When the products are not doing as well, the focus shifts more heavily to work.

Company Image

Johnson & Johnson is "a family company."

Job Security

Pretty strong. If they want someone gone, they will find a way... but that doesn't happen very often.

Handicapped Accessibility

I have a mild mobility impairment, and the company has always been open to support my needs when needed.

Workplace Safety

Again, from a field-sales perspective, my insight is somewhat limited; however, I have never seen anything that caused concern.

Challenging Work

Over the years, the sales direction has become more like Primary Care... so that's less exciting and challenging. Nevertheless, my disease state is much more interesting than the me-too world of Primary Care.

Inclusive / Diverse

Amazing!

Suggestions for improvement

  • My company's area is specialized and scientifically complicated, but the waves of senior management come from more general areas and thereby create an over simplified approach.

What I like about the company

The guidance from the Johnson & Johnson Credo is great. The intentional encouragement of diversity & inclusion is amazing. The broad-based pipeline is also terrific. Finally, the many benefits (that are part of compensation) are impressive.

What I dislike about the company

The magic of my disease state is gone. It is now treated like Primary Care with bullet points and over simplification. The overall Johnson & Johnson is a great company.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    New Jersey
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

What I like about the company

The are brilliant at giving you the tools you need to perform your job and then they step out of the way and let you do it. The know how to motivate people and get the best out of their employees. When you treat your employees like they make a difference, they will. If I could have relocated I would still be employed by this company ......

What I dislike about the company

None

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    New Jersey
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management
  • 05.Oct 2017
  • Application

Application questions

  • How do you plan on performing here
  • Tell me about yourself

Comment

I wish they would consider contractors for their open positions.

Sufficient Response
3.00
Application Response Time
2.00
Predictable
2.00
  • Company
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • City
    New Jersey
  • Applied for position
    Portfolio/Project Manager
  • Year of application
    2017
  • Result
    Declined Offer

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.41
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.33

kununu score comparisons

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3.71
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